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Re: B345 Shoal Draft Performance

If you're not into racing, or not already accustomed to the upwind effectiveness of a deep fin keel, then I doubt you'd notice any significant detriment with a shoal keel.

The 20 second PHRF difference, if correct, is significant, but again, if you're not racing....

I suspect you'll be plenty impressed with the increase in performance and handling over your SC31, even with the shoal keel option, though along with the speed you may experience a bit more tenderness than you're used to.

It will be quite a transition...

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